3rd September, 2009

There is a cool, autumn feel in the evening air now. Has the season finished already? Certainly the courgettes are slowing down and the runner beans have finished flowering. So all I am doing at the moment is harvesting.

Although there weren't many plums or pears, they did taste nice and bodes well for future years. In the beds there are are a few beetroot left still, some spring onions, runner beans, borlotti beans, courgettes, sweetcorn, dwarf beans and pumpkins. For later harvesting there are turnips, leeks, parsnips and purple sprouting broccoli.

The strawberry plants need weeding and they have sent out lots of new runners with plantlets which I will pot up for next year's plants and replace the older plants as needed which is after 3 years of fruiting apparently.

In the greenhouse the melons look good and should be ready soon along with the peppers. As usual I'm getting lots of tomatoes and the chillis have been exceptional this year.

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